UC School Rankings

University of California, Berkely

Ranked #4 out of top 150 universities in the world

 

University of California, Davis

Ranked #55 out of top 150 universities in the world
School of Management: Ranked #42
School of Education: Ranked #36
College of Engineering: Ranked #34
School of Law: Ranked #39
School of Medicine: Ranked #45
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing: Ranked #52

University of California, Irvine

Ranked #47 out of top 150 universities in the world
Paul Merage School of Business: Ranked #44
School of Education: Ranked #25
Henry Samueli School of Engineering: Ranked #37
School of Law: Ranked #28
School of Medicine: Ranked #48

University of California, Los Angeles

Ranked #12 out of top 150 universities in the world
Anderson School of Management: Ranked #15
School of Education and Information Studies: Ranked #3
Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science: Ranked #16
David Geffen School of Medicine: Ranked #11

University of California, Riverside

A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management: Ranked #93
Graduate School of Education: Ranked #72
Bourns College of Engineering: Ranked #67

University of California, San Diego

Ranked #14 out of top 150 universities in the world
Rady School of Management: Ranked #82
Department of Education Studies: Ranked #62
Jacobs School of Engineering: Ranked #13
School of Medicine: Ranked #18

University of California, San Francisco

Ranked #18 out of top 150 universities in the world
School of Medicine: #4
Note: UCSF school of nursing was in the top 10 for all nursing programs, but due to an administration “oversight” the school was not included in the ranking, according to the University of California.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Ranked #41 out of top 150 universities in the world

 

University of California, Santa Cruz

Ranked #93 out of top 150 universities in the world
Education Department: Ranked #101
Jack Baskin School of Engineering: Ranked #85
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ACT

More and more kids are taking the ACT.  What is the ACT?  It is a test used by many colleges as a type of college entrance exam.  It is similar to the SAT, however, the difference is the SAT is mostly Math and English, whereas the ACT includes questions from Math, English, Science and Social Studies.  I was once told that AVID students typically do better on the ACT than the SAT.  In the last few years, students have been able to take both tests and choose which test results to give prospective colleges based on the scores they recieve.  All 8th graders at Sussman Middle School will be able to take a practice exam this November.  Downey United School District believes that the more students practice, tbe better their results will be.

Want to learn more?  Check out this article that I found a few months ago about students taking the ACT.

Be Careful When Choosing a Major

Colleges have a job to do and that is to educate their students.  A student’s job is to figure out which major will best serve the student.  Sadly, some students do no understand that those two goals are not the same.  There are many instances where students spend quite a bit of money for a college degree that will not get them the job they want.  It is very important for a student to research the career he/she wants, learn what is needed to get that career, and find how many jobs are really out there in the real world.  AVID 7 does three different college projects during the year to help students understand the importance of researching the career they want before starting college and before choosing a major.  I found this great article the other day that describes the top majors that are most difficult to find employment.  These are the degrees students should stay away from in the near future.  The numbers may change the closer a student attends college.  Remember to keep checking the data, a student’s future may depend on it.  To read 33 college majors where graduates don’t end up doing what they expect, click here!

The Numbers Add up to College

Since the Recession has ended 11.6 million jobs have been created.

3.8 million of those jobs went to workers with a Graduate degree.
4.6 million of those jobs went to workers with a Bachelor’s degree.
3.12 million of those jobs went to workers with some college.
80,000 of those jobs went to workers with a high school diploma or less.

 

Education Level of Today’s Workforce

Workers with at least a 4 year college degree are 36% of the total work force.
Workers with no more than a High School diploma are 34% of the total work force.
Workers with some college are 30% of the total work force.

The Jobs of Today

In 1947

  • 50% of all workers were Manufacturers, Construction Workers, or worked with Natural Resources
  • 28% of all workers were in Health Care, Finance, Education, or Government Services.

In 2016

  • 19% of all workers are Manufacturers, Construction Workers, or worked with Natural Resources.
  • 46% of all workers are in Health Care, Finance, Education, or Government Services.

Read the entire article here.

Want to Learn More About Scholarships?

A scholarship is a monetary award for a student to use for their college education. Scholarships are awarded based upon a number of different criteria decided by the person, group, or organization giving the award. Scholarship money is not paid back, it is a gift.

There are a number of different types of scholarships awarded to students from countless organizations. The gifted amount can be very small, just a few dollars, to very large, the entire tuition is paid.

There are many places to look for scholarship money but beware of scams. Never pay money to receive a list of scholarships and always be careful with your personal information. Big Future offers a site to find scholarship money, click here to check it out.